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09/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
Surprised to be the first reviewer of the park as it has been in business for 50 years. Park is mostly seasonal campers with a few sites left for shorter stays. It does get loud in the evenings around the campfires, but that is just the atmosphere of the park. Difficult to get cell/internet/tv reception here. Coin-op showers! There are two small lakes you can walk to from the campground for swimming/fishing. Hookups are quite dated and only 30 amp. Our biggest problem here was water quality. It is extremely rusty, and you will need to get an additional water filtration/softener of some sort to avoid problems. Convenient location, and the best coffee shop in town is next door.
08/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
Nightly rate reflects price paid for a month and includes electric. The park is very clean and organized, the lawn mowers are going constantly. Nice gravel roads, and this is the best bet in the area that I know of for big rigs. I rate it a 10 because of the value, and convenient location. On the downside, the Wi-Fi barely worked the 2 months we were here, poor TV reception, and no pool. The park is very, very quiet even when fully occupied. There are very few kids here, although they do have a playground. A nice laundry room available.
04/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
There are over 600 spaces at the park, and only 3 shower stalls that close at 10pm. Also no free wi-fi at the sites, but you can reach it at the pool. There is no cable but a few channels over the air. Very low crime at the park, we never even locked up our bikes. Upwards of 90% of the park is retirees living in park models. A large indoor pool and hot tub is very nice, as well as a large laundry room. You can rent a gate opener to allow easy entry/exit through the back gate by Costco. The spaces are tight, no shade or grass, and this place is absolutely sold out in the winter.
01/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nothing to do here except walk around and look at the pit toilets. There is nothing to do in the surrounding area, other than the VLA. It was extremely cold at night 19 degrees in January due to the elevation. Our RV had trouble starting in the AM. No utilities, but for the price it can't be beat. We were the only camper here, and it is dark and lonely at night. Upon leaving, noticed there is WiFi reachable from the little cabin where you register. It is self registration. Our 40 ft actually fit just fine in a pull thru site.
01/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is probably your best bet in Socorro for a short stay. We saw a few other parks in town that were very full and difficult to get in, or to reach by phone. If you have a big rig, this is the only place I'd consider. Located right in town, and right off the highway. Although there are many permanents here, it was fine. We got a pull-thru site. Utilities are very low to the ground, not the best but ok. Pool was closed this time of year. This is the first RV park I've been to with a hair salon onsite. Best attraction is San Larenzo Canyon, and the bird refuge. El Camino restaurant was great, as was the local brewery restaurant. We unexpectedly loved our stay in Socorro!
05/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
If you are taking an RV here, be sure to clarify the best road to the beach, as we saw many many people getting stuck in the sand (stay to the far left on the way down). A better alternative for us, was parking up top by the dump station. There are nice views, and although no hook-ups, it is only $10 a night. A 15 minute drive to town, and remember you are in Utah's time zone. I didn't see any "showers" here except for the cold outdoor ones for rinsing sand.
05/2014
rating [ 5/10 ]
We had been wanting to stay here for a long time. Concrete slabs with views of Lake Powell from most sites. There are small pickers everywhere here so do not walk in the gravel/bushes. We got 2 flat bike tires immediately, so add that into the cost of the already outrageous $48 a night. There is laundry onsite, but it is packed constantly. Had to wait til 2am to get in. They had a lot of empty sites here, probably due to the high price point. I feel they are about $10 overpriced, which is why Walmart parking lot is full, and they are not. WiFi didn't work. You do get access to the pool at the hotel a few miles away.
01/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed during the slow season, so only one loop was open. There was only one or two others camping there, but they placed us right next to another rig. Had to drive back 5 miles to the office to get another site assigned. Otherwise, nice paved sites, shaded. It was icy here in January. The lake was OK, not that impressive. Close enough to town.
05/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
Very basic campground, but easy enough to get in/out with pull thrus. Simply drive in and pick a site, then walk across the street to the gift shop to pay. The gift shop is huge, and you absolutely must try the Navajo tacos and the Navajo stew they serve at the restaurant. Very authentic fry bread fluffy and crispy served with warm honey. Great stop for a day trip to the south rim. Could not get any internet/cell reception with our devices. They observe the same time zone as Arizona, although on Navajo land. We'll be back for the tacos even if we don't stay overnight again.
04/2014
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is a nicely manicured park with concrete slabs and pull-thrus (which cost extra). Lots of stuff was broken when we were here. The phones and WiFi were down, the hot tub was broken, the pool was too cold to swim in, but they still want a fortune to stay here, in the middle of nowhere. If you are visiting the casino, there is a free shuttle. Best attraction in the area is Fossil Creek. The check-in is excruciating. Took over 20 minutes even with no one ahead of us. They ask for way too much unnecessary personal information and hand type it in. Next time, we will simply stay in the casino lot next door for free than pay these prices.
05/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
Fast check in, they seem to assign overnighters to pull thrus in the back of the park. Some pot holes to deal with, cracked slabs, and out dated utility boxes. If they were to repave the roads your rate would be much higher, so we don't mind. However, it was a great deal near downtown, some nice pines as well, so we enjoyed it and will be back. A restaurant is onsite we didn't get to try. If you want to see Flagstaff, and have easy freeway access, this is your place.
05/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
Great location right in town. Can walk to grocery and restaurants. We had a site in the back with great red rock scenery. Pull thrus available, showers were not the most pretty, but clean. Disappointed the pool was not open for memorial day weekend when it was 90 degrees. Wifi worked pretty good. Also we never saw a "Crazy Horse" on site. If you are trying for the Wave hike lottery, the BLM office is nearby. We stayed for over a week, and applied every day until we won. If you don't win, there are plenty of national parks and scenery to enjoy. They do take credit cards, and the management was helpful.
06/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
This park is a great deal! They are currently spending a fortune on landscape/rockscape, so the park actually looks better. Plenty of pull thrus available, although they could be a bit longer. Nice mountain views, very quiet, easy drive to town. Cash or check only. Best deal in the area, hurry and get here before the rates go up. Cute little cabins available too.
01/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
Really hard to contact anyone here. Would be nice to know if there is a site available before driving all the way here in my RV that gets 8 mpg. Not much to do here except the lava flow trail, which will kill about 8 minutes. After that you can go to Carizozo to see boarded up buildings and eat at the only restaurant still in business. Wifi password not posted anywhere, you will have to hunt down a camphost, and even then they are reluctant to give it out. After that, you'll discover the wi-fi doesn't work anyway. There are some 50 amp sites up front. Very unlevel although plenty long. The scenery is worth it.
01/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
A long bumpy ride into the park. Do not pull into the small visitor center lot with the RV. Instead proceed straight to the campground to self register. Couldn't get a site in Roswell, so we kept driving and ended up here, about 30 minutes from Roswell. Sites towards the back are 50 amp and available without a reservation. There were only 3 other campers. Big pull thru sites. The park is kind of interesting, but not worth driving out of your way to see it. There is no additional entrance fee on top of the nightly rate (like some states have). If you tow your car in, there is no additional cost. If you drive your car in separately, they charge you $10. A nice dump station is available, or you can pay an extra $4 a night for a sewer site. Self registration, cash or check, 21 day limit. Wi-Fi was pretty good, and much appreciated. Only a few TV stations came in. There is nothing to do here at night. But hey, you are saving $20 a night compared to the private campgrounds in town, so you can put that money in your gas tank.
11/2013
rating [ 3/10 ]
This is the second nicest RV park in Fort Stockton, but not that great. Big drop off and pot hole right at the entrance. I get the impression they don't have the money to keep this place up, or are not willing to put in the effort to do some simple patch and paint on their park. Their website is nothing more than a story about how he acquired the park, but no mention of the prices or other pertinent information to the traveler. This place is cash only, and you may have to self register. They no longer have cable either as their website states.
01/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
Pull-through sites are easy to get into although narrow. Full hook ups in decent condition, plus cable and good Wi-Fi. Register in the gift shop below, and if they are closed, register at Rodeway Inn. This park doesn't even have a website. Plenty of sites available right now. Literally footsteps away from Carlsbad Caverns entrance, then a 5 mile drive to the visitors center. You and your neighbor share a covered patio, picnic table, and a charcoal grill. The town of Carlsbad is 20 miles away, so I recommend staying here in Whites City if you are visiting the park. Also the sites on the upper loop have a nice view of Guadalupe mountains. This is an older park, and there many older long term units here, so not the most aesthetically pleasing park. There is nothing to do here at night.
12/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
The neighborhood is old, there is a Walmart nearby, but trust me you don't want to go to it. Down the street you'll find used tire shops and taco shops with all signs in Espanol. On the plus side, you can hop on the bike trail and ride 5 miles to downtown following a nice paved river trail. We stayed here even though it was more expensive than other parks because of the pool and hot tub in the pictures. However the hot tub only seats 2 people, and the same 2 people (resident/employee) were in it every night til close so we didn't get much chance to use it. The pull thrus seem nice, if you're lucky enough to get one. Most of the sites are small back ins. We had to put our 40 ft rig into a narrow site where the mirrors stuck into the street, and we could not even use our electric steps and no place for the car either. Meanwhile little pop ups were given the big pull thrus. We were disappointed in what we got for the price. Could have stayed elsewhere cheaper for a cramped site and no amenities. (I'd recommend the north side of the city instead.)
12/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Easy access, and although a long way from downtown there is a lot of new development in the area. Did not see any water in the "creek" this time of year. Very busy and difficult to get a spot sometimes. The hot tub was nice. Sites up front are nice, but a bit short for the big rigs. Car may have to be parked elsewhere. They have put up a fence to help with the eyesore of the long term tenants in the back. The 24 hour laundry was much appreciated.
01/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
This park is a good deal at $25. Stopped by two other sketchy RV parks along the freeway before finding this one. For a few bucks more you'll get everything you need, good hook-ups, Wi-Fi, and a lovely hilltop view. However, no cable, and the only channel over the air is Telemundo. But, they do have a little TV lounge with satellite.
01/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a 55 plus park, but if you are only staying a few nights and don't have kids they will let you stay. They have about 5 pull thrus for overnight guests which are simply parking stalls drawn on the pavement next to the road. No grass, shade, or even a picnic table. Wi-fi doesn't work. The indoor pool and hot tub were a nice perk, but the older folks didn't seem to like it that we were there.
12/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
If you don't need utilities, skip this place and go camp directly on the beach. If you need water and electric, and you're OK with the 14 day limit and no view, then stay here. The sites are in a side by side position (2 rigs share a slab). Go find a site before you register and pay because the office people will assign two giant rigs right next to each other even when the park is half empty. Allow 30 minutes for check-in even if no one else is in line. Showers are lukewarm and bathrooms unheated. The little prickly burrs are everywhere; do not walk on the grass. I did enjoy walking to the beach in the mornings for sunrise, and hearing the ocean even though you can't see it behind the dunes.
11/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Convenient location to shopping and attractions. Went to six flags 4 days in a row and it's about a 20 minute drive. You will need a $70 state park pass or pay additional $7/day. Park offers lots of trees, outdated electrical boxes, very long check-in process, and no Wi-Fi at the site. Some sites can hold big rigs. Sewer sites are $5 more. It is a large park with hiking, fishing, city and lake views,and a marina. We even saw a bobcat.
11/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
Stayed here in November; the pool is closed. Also not allowed to use casino pool, but they still want full price this time of year. The place is clean, but for $40 a night, I wouldn't recommend it. There are several other parks in the area for $10-$12 a night which is more appropriate for rural Oklahoma.
11/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This was a good stop on our way to Texas. It is close to the freeway unlike the other state parks on Lake Eufaula. There are several campgrounds inside the park. Not all the campgrounds have been updated, but the Turkey Creek campground has been upgraded with gigantic concrete slabs, BBQ and picnic tables that no private campground can compete with. No need to disconnect the tow vehicle, several pull-through sites available. Camp host comes to your site for payment. Showers take quarters, did not use. If you visit Creek Nation Casino, and Choctaw Casinos, you get $10 free play.
11/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Bring your biggest big rig here, and they will have a pull-thru site for you. EZ access if coming in on Hwy 412. Located about 10 miles from town, but there are not many other camping options in and around Fayetteville. The price is right. There is no cable, and the Wi-Fi doesn't work. Very nice laundry room. Be sure to visit Crystal Bridges, (a multi million dollar art museum founded by the Waltons) which has free admission.
11/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
Big rigs stay away. Sites un-level from side to side as the sites are on a slope. A pad that was initially designed for one rig, has now been split so it is shared by 2 rigs. Treacherous tight turns and trees, overcrowded. Pot holes in the asphalt. Our rig dropped about 2 feet off of the asphalt and we nearly bottomed out. Took about 8 tries to back in to the site. Many sites here you would not be able to use your slides, and may have to park your tow vehicle somewhere else.
11/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
A quiet retreat just minutes from the heart of Madison. Wi-Fi is good, showers are excellent, bike trails easily accessed here, and wildlife areas surround. If you have a big rig, there are a few nice pull-thru's. If you're lucky, you can park in reach of a water faucet which are only at the end of the aisles. A senior discount is available. A nice dump station is available. If you don't have reservations, you can only stay 4 nights, and then hope no one else has the site reserved past that. My only complaint was that obvious "non-campers" were lurking around the restrooms to use theWi-Fi. And other "non-campers" from downtow, were coming in with suitcases only to use the showers. The camp hosts need to keep a better handle on this.
11/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
A bit pricey for a state park, but kept up very nice. The "lake" is man-made and depressingly low water level. Did not see anyone taking a boat out or fishing in this boring lake. There are no trees in the park. It is clear-cut. A 3 mile paved trail around the lake makes for a nice walk/bike ride. Security car literally circles the campground every 10 minutes 24/7 and gets a bit annoying. I suggest they eliminate this and reduce their prices. Speed limit signs of "7" mph are also annoying. A quiet retreat close to city conveniences. Very nice motor homes and such staying here; no riff-raft. Also, the "Gator Grill" they advertise is not a restaurant, but a food truck that was closed the whole 3 weeks we stayed here.
11/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
A November visit will allow you to enjoy the quietness of park and have it all to yourself. We chose a river site, and could see the trout and hear the stream from our window. Paved sites with 50 amp electric, but no water or sewer. Your big rig will fit just fine, but access roads are slow and windy. Cell phone service? No way! Campground Wi-Fi works pretty good most of the time. Other state parks in the area do not offer electric in November, and none of them have Wi-Fi so this was our best bet. A "premium" site is one with 50 amp and will cost you $2 more. Also bathrooms and laundry are closed after November 3rd.
07/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
I was lured in by the free camping, and then lost $300 on slots. RV camping is free at this location this year. Sites are back-in, grassy, and about 300 feet long. You may want to check-out early as non-observant casino customers begin parking their cars in front of the motorhomes, blocking you in. All that is available is 20 amp electric. There is no water, or dump station, or garbage can. This location only has the RV park, does not have a hotel. No reservations. Just pick a site, you don't have to register anything. We were the only camper here on a mid-July day. Convenient location to explore Manistique attractions. The lakeside parks in Manistique have fresh water springs so bring a jug if you want to get drinking water. A restaurant is available, but we didn't get a chance to try it. Free coffee and soda in the casino. We were on a casino camping tour, and this place is conveniently located between Kewadin St. Ignace, and Islands Casino near Escanaba. Casino is open til 3am, so you may hear some car doors during the night. Security is around, so we slept good.
07/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
A big resort in the middle of no-where. A nice campground not on Google maps. Did not even see a sign for the RV park by the road. In fact, the campground is hidden way in the back behind a row of trees, so we had to ask where it was. No sewer, no shade, wide sites, but tight turns. Simply pick any site, and go to the hotel desk to register. They do take credit card. Casino uses eastern time zone, even though it is technically in the central time zone. Unlike most casino camping, the RV section is tucked away from the parking lot so you won't be woken up by car doors all night long. Staying at the RV park gives you access to indoor pool and spa, if you don't mind walking through the casino lobby in your swimsuit. Free coffee and soda available in casino. Fireworks sold in the parking lot. RV park is not manned, so you can misbehave.
07/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate reflects a monthly rate, electric is additional. Individual nightly rates are around $40. This place is a bit overpriced, but all other campgrounds were booked. As mentioned in other reviews, trees and turns make it difficult for big-rigs. Having said that, we have stayed at all the campgrounds in the area, and none of them are very big-rig friendly. Most people in the area own travel trailers and 5th wheels. Very few motor homes up here. All waterfront sites are occupied by permanent mobile homes so you won't get a waterfront site. Park is well kept, and the residents maintain their trailers very nice. The people living here are older. Nice swimming area, pier, diving platform on medium sized lake. Internet did not work. Boat launch nearby.
07/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
They got me! I was lured in by the $10 camping, and then spent $400 on slots. No reservations, cash only. Simply pick a site and go to the hotel desk to register and be sure to ask for a pool key. Then in the morning, come on in for free coffee or soft drinks, and play a few slots. Arrive early in the day as sites get pretty full. However ample parking in the lot is available for free if sites are taken. We were pleasantly surprised with this deal. Saved ourselves $30 per night by staying here instead of another local campground. Located just 2 miles outside downtown St. Ignace. Although it is not the most aesthetically pleasing campground (gravel sites are close together and have a view of the parking lot), there is some grass area behind the sites for your doggies. The 50 amp electrical boxes, and picnic tables look brand new. Not sure if they have a dump station. Staying here also gives you access to the hotel's indoor pool, spa, fitness room; although it is a long uphill walk to the building. No showers are available. It was quiet, and good security. Also the casino property is lakefront, so although the RV park has no view, you can walk to the lake. They also have a pretty good fish fry on Friday nights. Ladies sign up for a players card, and get $5 in credits on Fridays, and get a free hot dog on Wednesdays. They also have a shuttle that goes to St. Ignace and Mackinaw City. Wi-Fi available in casino or hotel but could not reach it from the campsites. There is no limit on how long you can stay. Its an affordable place to camp, but not really a place to take a family vacation. We would stay again for the location, price, pool, and casino perks.
06/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a small size campground, but your big rigs will fit. The best deal here is either for 2 nights at the Passport America rate of $30, or a weekly rate of $200. Otherwise you will pay $60 on a night to night basis. (Includes tax and they do take credit cards.) 50 amp is an extra $25 a week, so all the campers were crammed in the 30 amp section because no one wants to pay for 50 amp. There is also a small motel on site. They do have showers for the campers, and a nice grassy area with gazebo, but that is it for entertainment. The strangest thing about the campground is the laundry. The men's room has a single washer/dryer, and the ladies room has a single washer/dryer. If you have 2 loads of laundry to do, your husband will have to help you. The other con of being on Grand Island is that you will have to pay a $1 toll every time you go anywhere. All in all, a decent deal for the location. Would stay here again, but a week in Niagra falls was tooo long.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice campground at a steal of a deal. I believe the reason they are never that busy is because they are not listed on Google Maps when you do a search for RV parks. Neither are they listed in the Woodalls Directory. This is a great location minutes from everything. LOTS of space here. Flat, gravel, grass between sites. This is the only campground I've been to where they give you a second site to park your car. We also used a third site for the picnic table. Easy access dump and water station. Brand new shower building but a long walk. A little advertising would do some good here. Your seventh night is free.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nightly rate represents a weekly rate for 50 amp site. Location very convenient to all area attractions. From here we were able to visit Hershey Park, Pennsylvania Dutch country, Gettysburg, factory tours in York, and do not miss the state capitol building in Harrisburg. This is the most elaborate state capitol building we have ever seen, adorned with gold, marble, stained glass, and other taxpayer funded extravagance. Anyway, the park was clean, shaded, well kept, nice pull throughs, and slightly more reasonably priced than campgrounds right in Hershey. They also have a booming RV storage business on site which we would take advantage of if ever needed. They also have propane, a playground, and an un-heated swimming pool. Sites have picnic tables and fire-pits.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
With other nearby RV parks charging upwards of $70 a night, this conveniently located park is a steal. Big rigs can fit in the D loop, and the park is not at all crowded. This is a beautiful wooded park, and campground is about 2.5 miles deep into the park. But all city conveniences are located just outside the entrance. Most RVers apparently are turned off by the lack of any hook-ups. However the park is well shaded, so we didn't even need air conditioning. You can run your generator til 10pm. A dump/refill station is available. Self-register and pick a site. A mile walk to public transportation. We stayed 6 days and that wasn't even long enough to take in all the free museums and attractions in D.C. Free concerts every night at the Kennedy Center. The park has a 14 day limit.
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